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Feb
PASADENA, Calif. (Feb. 18, 2016) – Pasadena Tournament of Roses® 2017 President Brad Ratliff today announced 19 of the 21 marching bands that will participate in the 128th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Echoes of Success.” The bands hail from across the United States as well as from Japan and Mexico. The two bands not yet announced will be from the universities competing in the 103rd Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual. They will be added to the lineup when those... Read More
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Jan
PASADENA, Calif. (Jan. 26, 2016) – Tournament House, the operating headquarters of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses®, which oversees the annual Rose Parade® presented by Honda and Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual, will re-open for weekly public tours on Feb. 4. Tours will be offered, at no cost, each Thursday at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. through Aug. 25. Reservations are not required except for groups of 10 or more people.Located at 391 S. Orange Grove Blvd., the mansion was once the... Read More
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Jan
PASADENA, Calif. (Jan. 21, 2016) – In a ceremony this evening, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® Board of Directors confirmed Brad Ratliff as president for the 2016-2017 Tournament year.  Ratliff will provide leadership for the 128th Rose Parade® presented by Honda and the 103rd Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual on Monday, January 2, 2017.Ratliff announced “Echoes of Success” as the theme for the 128th Rose Parade. “Echoes of Success celebrates those... Read More
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Jan
PASADENA, Calif. (January 1, 2016) -- Today, The Tournament of Roses announced the 24 floats awarded official honors in the 127th Rose Parade presented by Honda.  These awards recognize excellence in a variety of categories and specifications.The 2016 Rose Parade float award-winners are (alphabetically):  AWARDDESCRIPTIONPARTICIPANT NAMETHEME BUILDERUNIT #AnimationBest animation and motion.Sierra Madre Rose Float AssociationRollin' On The RiverSelf-Built73Bob Hope HumorMost... Read More
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Nov
PASADENA, Calif. (November 17, 2015) – The Pasadena Tournament of Roses® has announced the 44 float entries that will participate in the 127th Rose Parade presented by Honda, themed “Find Your Adventure.”The floats, listed with the builder are (alphabetically by participating company or organization):AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Fiesta Parade FloatsAmerican Armenian Rose Float Association, Inc., Phoenix Decorating CompanyAmerican Honda, Phoenix Decorating CompanyThe Bachelor, Fiesta Parade... Read More
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Nov
PASADENA, Calif. (November 10, 2015) – Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, who has directed and produced some of the most admired documentaries about the history of the United States, was announced today as the 2016 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal. Throughout his almost 40-year career making documentary films, Burns, age 62, has been honored with countless awards, including 14 Emmy® Awards, two Grammy® Awards and two Oscar® nominations. Burns will ride in the 127th Rose Parade® presented by... Read More
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Oct
PASADENA, Calif. (October 29, 2015) – The Tournament of Roses has selected Tom Bowling, Timothy Lindsay and Jodie Petersen to be float judges for the 127th Rose Parade® presented by Honda. The judges will grant awards based on criteria such as creative design, floral craftsmanship, artistic merit, computerized animation, thematic interpretation, floral and color presentation and dramatic impact.Tournament of Roses President Mike Matthiessen will announce the award-winning floats the morning of... Read More
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Oct
PASADENA, Calif. (October 13, 2015) – Today the Tournament of Roses announces a first-of-its-kind deal with corporate sponsor, Northwestern Mutual. As a sponsor of America’s New Year Celebration – including presenting sponsorship of the Rose Bowl Game and official sponsorship of the Rose Parade® presented by Honda — Northwestern Mutual will align its core values of teamwork, planning, strength, honor and discipline with the tradition, heritage and overall spirit on display each year in Pasadena... Read More
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Oct
PASADENA, Calif. (October 7, 2015) – The Tournament of Roses® announced today that they would hold a pre-sale for tickets to the 2016 Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 9 at 9 a.m. PT/12 p.m. ET.Tickets will be available online or by calling Ticketmaster at 1-800-653-8000. The sale will give fans the first opportunity to secure tickets for the Granddaddy of Them All®, which will take place Friday, January 1, at 1:30... Read More
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Oct
PASADENA, Calif. (October 5, 2015) – The seven members of the 2016 Tournament of Roses Royal Court were announced today at Tournament House. Selected from a group of 39 finalists, the Royal Court will attend nearly 100 community and media functions, acting as ambassadors of the Tournament and the Pasadena community at large. Their reign will culminate with the 127th Rose Parade® presented by Honda and the 102nd Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual.The announcement follows a month-... Read More

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